The second album from Invisible Hands – the group led by Alan Bishop of the Sun City Girls – and a record that's even better put-together than the first! There's a bit more of a song structure this time around – and some of the more tuneful moments are surprisingly powerful ... read moreCD
Heavy sounds from Iron Butterfly – a record that's not nearly as well known as their classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – but which has a very similar vibe all the way through! The songs are a bit shorter, but these guys really manage to do a lot with a little – using lots of brooding ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some wear.)
A heck of a great record – and we don't mind saying it! After knocking around in territory that ran from new wave to neo ska, retro swing, and other assorted genres, Joe Jackson really emerged with a strong voice on this 1982 classic. The album's a loving tribute to New York – and is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second set from the Jam, and a great batch of sharp post punk cuts for Mods young and old! Whether it's anthems like the title track and "All Around The World", their rousing taking on Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" or mellower numbers like "Tonight At ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US white label promo, with inner sleeve! Cover has a special "attention programmers" sticker from the label – warning about some language!)
Pretty cool and groovy work from Tommy James – with cuts that include "Papa Rolled His Own", "Sweet Cherry Wine", "Cellophane Symphony", "Evergreen", "On Behalf Of The Entire Staff & Management", and "The Love Of A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has some waviness and staining in the bottom right corner.)
We're sure you know the group from their mega-hit oldie title cut – a garagey tune with a very catchy hook – but you might also appreciate them for the soulful finish they put on other tracks on this set, clearly inspired by groups on Atlantic, and going for a blue-eyed soul approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age, a small name in pen on back, and a piece of clear tape holding a center split on the bottom seam.)
A great late record from Jan & Dean – with songs that are centered around a rainy theme that's touched by sadness and darkness – a strange setting for the sunny Jan & Dean vibe, but it's one that works really well! The behind-the-scenes story is fascinating here – as Jan ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Japan ... LP Virgin/Epic, 1982. Very Good+ ...
One of the few US releases by this UK group that gave the world David Sylvian – not to mention Mick Karn, Steve Jansen, and Richard Barberi! The material finds the group really starting to get interesting – and titles include "Art Of Parties", "Visions Of China", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jean Michel Jarre —
Oxygene ... LP Polydor, 1976. Very Good+ ...
France's huge contribution to the classic catalog of 70s synth records – proof that Germans weren't the only ones who could make huge-selling spacey albums! The record's strength is Jarre's slightly romantic approach to scoring, which creates some dreamy melodies that really help hold the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the spine and a partially unglued bottom seam.)
Jarvis Street Revue —
Mr Oil Man ... LP Columbia/Lion, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
The one-and-only early 70s album by Thunder Bay, Ontario psych heavies Jarvis Street Revue – rumbling rhythms and searing guitars – plus horns, wild vocals and trippy effects! The group have songs that seek rugged, natural living and environmental justice – but the music is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Livin Above Your Head", "I'll Remember You", "The Grass Will Sing", "Baby Come Home", "Stop The Cock", "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", and "Too Many Times Diana". LP, Vinyl record album
The last studio effort from Jefferson Airplane – and an underappreciated gem! At this point, Airplane was on the descent, landing gear in place – with the foundations for band's one-time side projects Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna ready to relaunch as primary projects. That said, it' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-out cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a couple of small rips on the fold-outs & some light wear.)
Early genius from these Bay Area stalwarts – one of the greatest rock records of its time! Surrealistic Pillow is the second Jefferson Airplane album, but they took a number of huge creative leaps in the 8 months or so between their debut record and this one. This one is where they're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)
A great later album from Jefferson Airplane – done with an allstar roster of fellow counterculture heroes and late 60s icons in the studio – including David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stills, and Nicky Hopkins! It's an incredible mix of breezy harmonies and killer melodies, but those ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some moderate wear.)
Rare electronics from Mark Jenkins – a seminal figure on the UK scene, and someone who contributed his talents to artists like White Noise and Arthur Brown! The music here is all analogue, but it was oddly recorded at the start of the digital age – obscure early 80s sides that Jenkins ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of old, and a bit of new – and includes some great live material on the second half, including the extended "By Kind Permission Of" and "Dharma For One" – and the great "Christmas Song". Other titles include "Bouree", "Song For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, with green labels – in hardcover book-like design, with booklet. NOTE – Vinyl has a small heated spot near the beginning of LP 2 that skips, otherwise VG.)
Beautiful early work from Jethro Tull – a formative set that really has the group deepening both their themes and their music! Titles include "A New Day Yesterday", "Back To The Family", "Fat Man", "Reasons For Waiting", "Nothing Is Easy", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label Reprise pressing, with pop-up. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam.)
Jethro Tull —
This Was ... LP Reprise/Chrysalis, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ...
Funky bluesy flutey magic from The Tull – includes a wonderful version of Roland Kirk's "Serenade To A Cuckoo" – plus "My Sunday Feeling", "Dharma For One", "It's Breaking Me Up", and "Song For Jeffrey". LP, Vinyl record album
Raw, but hook heavy rock & roll from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – an indie rock pioneer who simply doesn't get the credit she deserves for shattering the glass ceiling not just for women in rock, but also independent souls in mainstream rock in the early 80s in general! This is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jimmy Eat World —
Futures ... LP Interscope, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
41+ members strong, the Joan Of Arc extended family comes together for 18 exclusive songs curated by frontman Tim Kinsella. Includes new songs by Kinsella, Owen, Cale Parks (Aloha), Vacations (ex-Chin Up Chin Up), Ghosts And Vodka (ex-Cap'n Jazz), Euphone, The Cairo Gang, and many more. CD
(Penmark through barcode & slight edgewear to digipack case.)
David Johansen wipes off the lipstick and kicks off his heels for this first solo set –sans drag, we're left with a normal looking dude – and one hell of a great, still glam-sounding record that's right up there in excellence with his New York Dolls canon! Wow, is this ever underrated. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jay Jay Johanson —
Opium ... CD Le Plan, 2015. New Copy ...
A seductive gem from Swedish singer Jay Jay Johanson – whose been a favorite modern crooner of ours since the 90s, and Opium is as intoxicating as anything we've heard from him in years! His voice, as always, carries a beautifully melancholy quality, but it's never maudlin – the way ... read moreCD
A massive amount of music frrom one of the coolest combos of the 60s – a real rocking powerhouse, and a mighty popular live act at the time! Johnny & The Hurricanes never issued many albums at the time, but this double-sized package really corrects that problem – by bringing ... read moreCD
A pre-Beach Boys gem from Bruce Johnston – and definitely the party promised in the title! We're not sure about the pajamas, though – because things are so romping, nobody's sure to get any sleep – as Johnston and crew cook things up with a great mix of garage and surf, and maybe ... read moreCD